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around. >> i can guarantee you there's something from a lot of big cities across the country and really something for everyone here this morning. >> all good. >>> the breaking news, former head of the international monetary fund is free to go anywhere he wants as long as he stays in the u.s. a judge friday released dominique strauss-kahn from the u.s. after prosecutors admitted there are problems with the rape case against him. sean hennessey of wcbs in new york has more. >> on this weekend strauss-kahn is enjoying his own freedom. the case is now hanging by a thread. for the first time in weeks, dominique strauss-kahn left his manhattan apartment finally free from house arrest gone with the ankle bracelet after prosecutors admitted there are problems with the housekeeper who accused him of sexual assault. >> there are substantial credibility issues. >> reporter: prosecutors admitted the 32-year-old told them a series of lies and her whereabouts after the attack, first claiming to hiding in the hallway, but later admitted to cleaning two rooms. >> i understand the circumstances surround
leak shut down i-270 for phi hours. if you've seen the volume of traffic on that road, it is a big deal. surae chinn is live in clarksburg where repairs are still going on as we speak. good morning, surae. >> good morning to you. the commute this morning will be much, much better. it will be improved because the roads are open. 270 wide open this morning. the only thing you really have to worry about is working around the work zone because it will be down to one lane. let me show you this work zone and where that main broke here. it is right there at the three pillars you see over there. that's to hold up the earth so it doesn't cave in. the big excavator, the one where the windows got blown out so you can imagine big pressure that was happening as that gas main broke. you can see the mud all over the place that caused this very dangerous situation. well, this happened around 4:00 yesterday and people were working through the night to make those repairs and also keep this place safe. traffic backed up as you mentioned, 270 was shut down just as the evening commute got underway. cars had
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. >> reporter: derek, the victory is a big one for the freshman class and it probably saves the speakership of john boehner who has working all week trying to keep up with a bill his party could support. >> reporter: look at the numbers. 22 republicans said no. >> 218 yays, 210 nays. the bill is passed. >> reporter: buying tea party votes with an addition to his bill that restricts a second step debt ceiling increase. >> two things have to happen. a joint committee of the congress must produce a spending cut larger than the increase in the debt limit and both houses of the congress must spend to the states a balanced budget amendment. >> reporter: washington area democrats lined up in opposition. donna edwards of prince george's county. >> the republican majority is ready to jeopardize our entire future for this garbage. >> reporter: fairfax. >> hell, no, you can't. >> reporter: maryland. >> this proposal takes us farther in the wrong direction. >> reporter: and from the president. >> it does not solve the problem and it has no chance of becoming law. >> reporter: the action now moves to th
to the 14th street bridge. in virginia, already a low ride approaching the braddock road exit. the big story is out in the clarksburg, maryland area. not going to be able to ac says the ramp to 121. stay to the left to get by. crews still taking away part of that roadway between 355 and 270. surae chinn will have more coming up shortly. your travel times over to the maps you go. the outer loop from 95 to 270 moving at a great pace. southbound 95, no problems down to the beltway. >>> at the top of the hour, let's get to some of the stories happening today. first lady michelle obama will be in california to attend a memorial service for betty ford. the former first lady died friday at age 93. former presidents george w. bush and bill clinton will also attend. former first lady rosalynn carter was chosen by mrs. ford to deliver a eulogy. >>> a federal judge here in the district is expected to seat the jury in the roger clemens trial. he's accused of lying to corn about his steroid use. clemens attorney said the former pitcher may not be taking the stand in his own behalf. >> goats will be grazi
's charged with murder, robbery, and arson. >> i hope she pays, big time. >> reporter: remarkably, this is the second member of the nam family to be murdered at this store. richard nam's daughter-in-law was shot and killed near in 2002. three men were arrested in that case. as for ashley owens, she's being held on a $1 million bond. we did learn she has a criminal record in d.c. and prince george's county. we'll have more on that coming up at 6:00. andrea mccarren, 9news now. >> thank you. lesli, to you. >>> well, tonight, loudoun county officials are looking 23450 a why a preschool ren -- are looking into why a preschool reinstated one of its members who was under investigation for sexually assaulting a child. know that same worker is charged with sexually abusing a child at the same school. the one question people may have, why did this happen? how could this happen? >> well, that's the question. nobody seems to be able to answer that for us tonight. but it's very frightening. because the very people parents need to trust to keep their children safe seem to have dropped the ball
up later. >> anny, thank you. >>> well, we've got big news coming out of redskin's training camp today. the disgruntle defenseman lineman was traded to the new england patriots this morning. we have live reactions about that trade. >> reporter: i said it this morning, no surprises again here, just a lot of relief. the saga hung around for so long, but on tuesday they don't want to say another word about albert haynesworth. he department have to worry about that -- he doesn't have to worry about that michigan this redskins nightmare is officially done. >> the money is awesome, it's great. but i'm out here when i want to put that helmet on. it is to kick butt and make sure that god knows i'm the best player to ever be played against. >> reporter: it didn't happen. in the $100 million man logged just four sacks, missed four games, and claimed about the defensive scheme. while they did not speak to reporters again, fans in the area certainly did. >> when you give someone too much and just enough potential, $100 million, do you think he will work as hard? >> reporter: apparently not.
far, no charges have been filed. so, the big questions now are of course why did this happen and why didn't boozer tell the child's family that their baby was safe. the other big question is how did boozer and the family get here to d.c. all the way from baltimore. of course, a lot of questions still here that are all part of the investigation but the good news is, of course, that this baby is safe and back with his family. back to you, surae. >> interesting saga. thank you, kristin. >>> it is won to the wire and so far, there is no deal in the bid to raise the debt limit and lower the deficit. and there are just eight days to go. well, senate democratic leader harry reid is working on a plan he says meets the republican's two main goals. spending cuts and no new revenue. meanwhile, house speaker john boehner says he's unveiling a proposal today and conservative lawmakers should be prepared to compromise. >>> i would prefer to have a bipartisan approach to solve this problem. if that's not possible, i and my republican colleagues in the house are prepared to move on our own. it would
the effort because this could all have a big impact on you. >> reporter: like a lot of families now a days our nation's leaders are fighting about how to pay the bills. think of the problem like a credit card that the nation has maxed out. the federal government can charge 14.3 trillion and then we are cut off and time is ticking down to an august 2nd deadline for congress to increase the amount of money it can borrow or default on its financial obligations. >> we need to come together over the next two weeks to reach a deal that reduces the deficit and upholds the faith and credit of the united states government and the credit of the american people. >> reporter: if a solution is not reached by august 2nd the consequences could be dire. the bipartisan policy center says the treasury would only have enough money to pay about half of its bills. some federal employees could get i.o.u.s instead of paychecks potentially including the military. but even more fallout would come from an historic default which would slash our credit rating with some to junk status. like missing a payment on a cred
or click today. >>> here comes a big spaceship. your weather first time now. >> inundated by heat and humidity by another planet. >> 86 degrees. >> heat index is 97. it will be 102, 103 this afternoon. >> but it feels like -- >> it is hot! it is pretty miserable out there. today and tomorrow, will also be a couple more miserable days. excessive heat warning today and tomorrow and today on top of it all, air quality has gone from code orange to code red. it is unhealthy for everybody. limit your time outside. don't mow the lawn. try to gas up after dark or before sunrise. and drive throughs, don't do them. turn your car off, don't waste the gas. here is a look at the day planner on this really sticky, steamy friday morning. by 8:00, we'll already be in the upper 80s. anybody want to eat out on the patio? unless you have one of the misters, i don't think it is going to happen today. we're in the lower 100s. the record at national is 103. the record at dulles is 98. that one i believe will fall. there is also a threat, not a high enough one for most of us. a threat for a thunderstorm
. >> reporter: larry kanor red says the treasury faces a big $22 billion social security payment on august 3. but recent tax revenues have come in $14 billion higher than expectd. >> in other words, the treasury on august 2 is going to have more cash on hand than what it looked like before. therefore they'll be able to make that big social security payment on august. >> reporter: at most that gives the government one more week. can they go right up to the 11th hour here. >> there's a big cost going to the 11th hour because you start to spook the markets. >> reporter: ric mishkin points out when congress at first rejected the tarp financial rescue package in 2008 the dow plummeted nearly 800 points that day. >> boy, was it a disaster. when you go to the last minute and you're basically saying, you know, don't assume that we have responsible adults, well, that actually has huge, huge costs. we've seen this happen before. let's hope it doesn't happen now. >> reporter: economists say the risk of a default is remote, but the risk of a new recession is very real. if america has to slash its spendi
we're following that big traffic story from yesterday, the gas main leak that was happening out near the clarksburg area. the roadways affected northbound 270, you won't be able to access the ramp to 121. if you're traveling on 121 going eastbound, we're hearing parts of the road between 355 and 270, they're being blocked off, lanes taken away as needed. continue to follow us this morning before you hit the road and we'll let you know if anything changes. 95 and the bw parkway, everything is all nice and clear from laurel down to the beltway. 66 as you take it over to virginia, if you're headed eastbound, stay to the left. if you're traveling between 50 and nutley that, construction should be clearing. by the start of the 5:00 hour. 395, smooth sailing from duke street to shirlington all the way to the 14th street bridge. 95 before that, no complaints. we'll take a look at the dulles toll road and construction with us for the next half hour coming up 20 minutes to 5:00 and that will be in my next traffic report. for now, over to mike and andrea. >> a private funeral service will be h
the overnight period, 1:00 a.m. big time storms down southern calvert, st. mary's county. those have since left. behind it, it is quiet this morning with temperatures running in the mid to the upper 70s across the metro. 81 here in washington. 76 in sterling. 77 in columbia. and andrews is 76. widening the pics, culpepper and cumberland, manassas at 72. your highs today, we can deal with this. temperatures will be in the upper 80s to low 90s for most. us with the chance for storms. angie goff. you've got traffic. >> very good this morning. thank you, howard. hello, everybody. hope you're off to a great start on this monday. so far, so good out there. green light stays on. we want to take you to our maps. notice no incidents across the way. zooming on in to 66, clear out of haymarket making your way to centreville. we'll move it on to our maps again, i want to show you everyone is checking out ok. still down to 95 though going northbound. we're still looking at about a 50-minute commute. not bad out of fredericksburg toward the mixing bowl. as for your travel times on the outer loop, we're track
noticed! you know these clothes are too big now, so i'm donating them. not going back there again. good for you! how'd you do it? eating right, whole grain. whole grain? whole grain. [ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh less than those who don't... multigrain cheerios has five whole grains and 110 lightly sweetened calories per serving... more grains. less you! multigrain cheerios. >>> lawyers are pressing prosecutors to drop sexual assault charges against dominique straus-khan. prosecutors are considering whether they can go forward after finding his accuser lied to them. defense lawyers called a meeting with the prosecution today "productive." >>> the army psychiatrist charged in the deadly fort hood rampage will face the death penalty. this after the base commander determined that major nidal malik hasan will be saying it was more costly and time consuming. >>> james bulger pled not guilty to 19 murder counts. that plea in a boston federal court came 16 years after bulger fled the city when a federal agent warned him that there was an upcoming indict
nuclear power as the nation's next big power source. the plan comes as demands for energy grow and objections to nuclear energy grow with it. wit johnson reports. >> reporter: with u.s. energy demand expected to increase by 21% in the next two decades, nuclear power has been staging a quiet comeback. president obama has called for billions in loan guarantees to build new nuclear reactors. but past disasters, like fukushima japan, three-mile island, and chernobyl, have made americans fearful of nuclear energy. not one plant has gone online in the u.s. since 1996. >> that's basically a representation of the core. >> reporter: that's about to change. westinghouse ceo showed us the high-tech simulated control room for the ap 1000. >> the u.s. fleet right now is about twice as safe as required by law. the a pchl 1000 is 100 time safer. >> reporter: that claim will be put to the test when the very first goes online in china in two years. then by 2016 in georgia, two ap1000 reactors are scheduled to begin operation. >> no nuclear power plant is walk-away safe. i think it's really dece
. it is an honor to have brigadier general leon johnson here. he came all the way there big d, dallas, texas. what a delight to have you as my guest. >> thank you for having me. >> this is going to be a special convention that starts august 3rd at the gaylord convention center, celebrating 70 years of greatness. >> yes. >> what's going to take place? >> back in 1941 on july 19th, the first class started at us the -- at tuskeegee. we will have a documentary, "for love of victory," then youth day at the convention center. there will be a youth luncheon. we're not going to sit the youth down for lunch. we'ring to let them wander through an exhibit area. we're going to have people they can interact with, because one of our big purposes with youth is giving them an opportunity to think about careers in aviation and aerospace. >> and focusing on science. and that's what the nonprofit part of tuskegee airmen, incorporated, does, trying to get them focused on science and aviation. >> our purpose is to preserve the heritage of the original airmen, because too few people know about their many accomplishment
've said let's do a big deal to reduce our debt and our deficit. by trillions of dollars. i've said i'm willing to make very tough spending cuts. i'm willing to make modifications to entitlements like medicare and medicaid. and i've said in return, let's make sure that folks like myself who have been extraordinarily blessed are contributing to the sacrifices that are necessary. >> the president is holding a news conference later this morning. he'll be talking about the ongoing debate and we'll bring you live coverage of the address it begin this is morning at 1:00 right here on news knew -- 11:00 right here on channel 9. >>> i extra drama at holy cross hospital in silver spring. they were evacuated from delivery suites after a fire broke out. it began around 11:15 last night. firefighters discovered flames on the outside to have building and -- of the building and smoke was coming in. an emergency plan went into effect. patients were moved to safe areas and no one was hurt and the hospital stayed open. the investigation into what started the fire is ongoing. >>> and montgomery county
, thank you very much. of course, one of the other big stories in washington today, they happened in a courtroom. and roger clemmons is going to be feeling good. >> yeah, he got a huge break. apparently the prosecution, you know, they blew it, they blundered by showing us evidence that should not have been shown. roger clemmons is free tonight with a guy with 354 wins, this is his easiest by far. we'll tell you why the judge gave clemmons the free pass and a mistake that the prosecution made. plus, an amateur leading the british open, are you kidding? and that other network might have the olympics, but we have the red neck games. >> oh no. >> 9sports next. >>> you use a sports metaphor, roger clemmonss won by forfeit without ever having to play the game. he did not get exonerated of using steroids or lying to congress today, but at this point he will take it. the mistrial declared by the judge today when the prosecutors in an apparent blunder introduced evidence of what the judge had deemed out of bounds, namely video testimony from the wife of former clemmons teammate andy pettit
's the big difference. and the period of time. you know, how long each party would cut the debt ceiling forward. and the senate majority harry reid introduced the senate democratic proposal today. that one calls for an immediate debt limit increase for $2.4 trillion. that would provide enough borrowing to last through the 2012 election. and they also cut spending by $2.7 trillion and adds no new revenue to the government. and the house republican plan would raise the limit too, but they would use a two-step process instead. step one, an immediate increase of a trillion dollars in exchange for $2.3 trillion. and that two comes next year. congress would have to cut another $1.8 trillion. if they do that, the debt would be raised again, or should i say the debt limit would be raised again by $1.6 trillion. each party is now taking aim at the other party's plan. >> and i would call this plan less than perfect. and you know, it u does ensure that the spending cuts will be greater than the hike in the debt limit. >> republicans, the short-term plan is a non-starter incentive in the senate and
here, we're tracking the numbers when it comes to rainfall and that is a big deal because flash flooding is going to be an issue. >> it is. more so hail or damaging wind. flash flooding is the main issue with this. we're looking at a flash flood watch until about midnight. severe thunderstorm watch until 9:00 p.m. a little bit ahead of schedule in terms of our timetable. that's good news. it gets out of here quicker. the highlighted yellows there, that's the severe thunderstorm warning down toward fredericksburg and stafford county. also to the south of town. in through charles county and answer arundel county. the watch continues until 9:00. i think though if you're in leesburg and back into winchester and culpepper, i think the threat of severe weather is just about over. here's why. look at this intense line of showers and thunderstorms from almost baltimore on the east side of 95 all the way to the east in through prince george's county and backcrossing over 95 just north of fredericksburg. these are heavy rainfall makers and a lot of flash flooding going on. so, don't cross
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the store could be open as early as fall 2014. big dogs. >>> nasa begins final preparation for the last shuttle mission. >>> a local champion takes home the top prize as the most famous eating competition in the world. >>> good morning! welcome back to 9news now. 4:44 on this tuesday morning. howard bernstein is here right in the d.c. area, it turned out to be a lovely night for the fireworks. they went off without rain spoiling. >> that's what we were hoping for. northern neck, up toward hagerstown, those showers were a little bit more than i thought. i thought everything would be south and east. they still got hit the hardest. places down toward richmond williamsburg and norfolk got hammered yesterday afternoon. where it was more hit-or-miss. this morning, we're starting out fairly quiet. we'll have sunshine moving in. temperatures in the upper 70s. mid-80s by noon. maybe you won't notice the winds today. they'll be rather light. they'll be turning from the north to the south during the afternoon. by 4:00, around 90. isolated storm or two can't be ruled out. coverage looks sparse. by
day in the big city. i'm russ mitchell. >> i'm rebecca jarvis. from the jobs to the royals and the shuttle launch and to betty ford. >> a courageous first lady who battled addiction to pain killers and addiction to alcohol and defeating breast cancer. she died in palm springs, california, she was 93 years old. scott pelley takes a look back at her remarkable life. >> reporter: relatively unknown until her husband became president, betty ford became one of the most popular and respected women in america. born elizabeth anne bloomer april 18th, 1918, she grew up in grand rapids, michigan. she dreamed of becoming a professional dancer and after high school she moved east to study under martha graham, the high priestess of modern dance. she earned a spot in the auxiliary dance troupe but her mother pressured her to leave the troupe in 1941. she performed in her own dance troupe, married and divorced and then met a young man named gerald ford, they married in 1948, weeks before ford was elected to his first term in congress. through the 1950s and '60s, they were a traditional an
this thing done, a deal right now, big deal, so he doesn't have to deal with this next year when he's facing re-election. there's no way the republicans want to give him that. they want this as part of the debate during next year's election. what are you hearing in addition? >> reporter bruce, i think this will come down to who is this more important to politically. do republicans need this more next year or does the president need this more next year? does he think he needs it more next year for his presidential hopes? that ultimately, a lot of people believe, is what this is all going to come down to. >> matt, thanks a lot. as the negotiations over the debt ceiling continues, so will our coverage. stick with 9 news now for every development on capitol hill and at the white house. as always, you can go to our website for the very latest. >>> turning elsewhere, a 7- month-old baltimore boy is missing tonight. police believe he may be in this area with his 16-year-old babysitter. authorities say he was being cared in his father's home in baltimore
is next to the big building you can see behind me, that's the government building. suddenly i feel an intense shock. the entire building was shaking for a few seconds and immediately my first thinking is, my goodness this, is an earthquake. but then i realized, you know, we're not prone to earthquakes in this part of the country, at least. that shaking subsided and i realized immediately, this has been an explosion. i looked outside my window, fortunately, my window stayed intact. but the windows and the nearby buildings were shattered. we tried to evacuate immediately. we tried to get through the main entrance and it was facing the government building. shattered glass everywhere. we couldn't go through there. i had to walk from behind. i went to the front of the building. i saw one person on the ground attended to by other people. and i was just taking photos and videos and sharing it on twitter and facebook. >> laurus, the attack -- >> absolutely. >> what we're seeing out of this and the visuals we're ge egg tt out of the united states is tragic. this is the worst in norway. can
areas thanks to the big ridge of high pressure extending from texas to the mid-atlantic now. actually parts of the northeast are dealing with the heat and humidity. you see the storms up here. there is a frontal boundary sinking toward the east and southeast. that's going to get here. it is going to give us a chance of thunderstorms and some cooler temperatures. that will be getting here as we get into the weekend. while today's rain chances are really low, they pick up tomorrow and again on sunday. that will knock temperatures down. some record highs today, 102, 103. tomorrow, 100. still a very hot, dangerously hot day but by sunday, storms in spots. 93. we can deal with that. monday, some storms and 90. next week looks like more heat by midweek. temps back in the mid-90s. j.c. >> thank you, howard. >> arena stage is offering up a groundbreaking helen hayes award-winning musical again. i'm talking about oklahoma. if you haven't seen it, you have really missed out. it is incredible and the talent is phenomenal. speaking about talent, i have one of the stars with me, alicia gamble, who
is causing some big problems this rush hour. the westbound lanes are shut down now because of a tractor trailer accident. the cab of the vehicle became separated from its load near oakton, virginia, the truck that was hauling hay caught on fire. the westbound lanes of 66 were backed up for several hours while firefighters sprayed down the hay. the driver of the truck was not hurt. now westbound traffic is being diverted on to route 123 this evening. >> they have been without power now for nearly two days. coming up, the rare step they have to take to get the power back on for folks in north arlington. anny. >> and we're looking at some really nice conditions tonight. here's a look at doppler radar where we have a few storms. we'll talk about the increase in humidity coming up a little later. >>> over international monetary fund chief domonique strauss- kahn may be trouble for now, but his legal troubles are far from over. filed a former complaint of attempted rape against strauss- kahn today in paris. claims he tried to sexually assault her in 2003. this all comes as the sexual assaul
sunday came in. >> wow. that thing is barely big enough to fit one scoop with a topping b she managed to get a second -- a topping, but she managed to get a second scoop. >> now, he hit 32 home runs on monday, but look at what happened with one of the few pop-ups. flying in, he goes full on it and makes the catch, like 60,000 fans were rooting for a home run. 20 kids were rooting for a pop- up so they could do that. and the ranger's pitcher, doesn't have time to fuel this conventionally, so he goes out here and on the black hand flip with a lot of the four-hand scoop this year. they have not seen that before. welcome to the game here. my highlight of prime time. let's go to the bad, the fake injury. brazil, erica. you are probably wondering what happened to her. we checked the goal cam, watch her in yellow right there, nothing happens to her. she just goes down for no reason to stall the game and they bring out the stretcher to take her o. but look at this, she's on the sideline, she hops off the stretcher and runs back into the game. i have seen better acting and for a variety of thi
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